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Deadbeat parents are publicly identified in Texas

child-support.jpgA total of 16 "deadbeat" parents -- including 14 fathers and two mothers -- have been publicly identified by the Texas Attorney General's Office for failing to provide financially for their children. Combined, they owe an incredible $1.2 million in unpaid support for their children. Six of those parents owe more than $100,000 each.

Take the right steps if you can't make your support payments

Take the right steps if you can't make your support paymentsThe government shutdown of 2018-2019 has left approximately 800,000 federal workers without pay -- but that's just the start of the real human toll that's being exacted from the budget fight being waged. The families of all of those federal workers are also affected.

Child Protective Services appeals sanctions over removal

Child Protective Services appeals sanctions over removalThe Harris County division of Child Protective Services (CPS) in Texas is appealing a fine of $127,000. A judge levied the fine after he determined that the agency acted in a way that was both malicious and deceitful when removing a young child from his home. The agency then lied to the court to prevent his return even after it was clear that he was not the victim of abuse.

Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Michael, Megan and Laura Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization